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Dozens Gather At Allen County Courthouse Monday To Protest Indiana Abortion Law

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  As Indiana’s near-total abortion ban begins today, many gathered on Monday in protest of the new law.  According to our partners in news at 21Alive, nearly 50 people lined the sidewalk outside the Allen County Courthouse Monday making their oppositions known about the new law that takes effect today. The ban allows for some exceptions, like when the mother’s life or health is at risk.

For instances of rape or incest, abortion will only be allowed up to ten weeks. Fetal anomaly abortions are only permitted up to 20 weeks. In addition, a person who has a religious objection to not being able to receive an abortion would still likely be able to receive an abortion because of a court case that has yet to be decided.

On Monday, officials with Planned Parenthood filed a last-minute request with the Indiana Supreme Court to rehear the challenge and block the law from going into effect.

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Slacker06 August 1, 2023 at 9:18 am

Operative word: “Dozens” gather. Thankfully only a dozen or so still want to kill babies. How can this be something anyone wants to do when there are so many safe and effective ways to avoid a pregnancy? “Health” care or one’s rights never included ending a separate life. Abortion is really death care for the baby.

Terrible Reporting August 1, 2023 at 9:59 am

“near-total abortion ban”…then you begin describing options to abort for specific reasons…

“mother’s life or health is at risk”….
“rape or incest, abortion will only be allowed up to ten weeks”…
“Fetal anomaly abortions are only permitted up to 20 weeks”…


What are the other reasons?…because you want to Kill your baby for no reason??….YES, THAT SHOUDL BE BANNED!!!

TRe3B4RK August 1, 2023 at 12:36 pm


In essence, it’s almost like they are protesting their right to exist. ..is it not?

I dislike the term Pro-Choice, because the “Choice” consideration they make is only one-sided, offering nothing to the dependent. The terms should be apples to apples.
If we have Pro-Life, then the opposite ought to be Anti-Life.
Pro-Choice, just doesn’t work… The flip-side would be Anti-Choice, which is simply not the case.

The state has “Choice” allowances for the certain instances.
The state is not condemning anyone, to bring to term, a terminally ill life; a life that may risk that of the person bearing; a life brought about by a forced/criminal conception.

Society allows for “Choice” as well! “Choice” in the form of Abstinence, Adoption, Contraception, and Education.

I hold life in the highest regard. I thank God, for each day, that i am allowed to be here. I attempt to benefit society daily, and i am saddened when some people find their “benefit” to be ..the destruction of the innocent; the voiceless.

I may be at odds with the Anti-Life movement, but, i do think that Indiana has laws in place to protect the views held by many of us, from both sides.

I find most any other arguments, aside from the currently lawed, to be and expression of irresponsibility, from the mother or the promises of the Anti-Life protesting.

While there is one argument, that can be difficult to answer, I think “genetic abnormalities” can be solved by adoption.
There are countless hearts which won’t stop loving, in the place of those that can not.
There are those that can see beyond the anomalies in life.


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